I found a Albino Squirrel in Waukesha Wisconsin running around a city river park. I stopped for a few photographs to share. After talking to a bystander at the park they said the squirrel was a local resident, one of two at the park. This squirrel is considered a Eastern Gray Squirrel, but an albino type.
Albino Eastern Gray Squirrel
Scientific name: Sciurus carolinensis
Albino: Albinism, is a mutation on a gene that codes for pigmentation. Eyes are red in color on albino mammals.
Habitat: They prefer large areas of mature and dense woodlands.
Average life span in the wild: Adults can live to 6 years. Records that have been keep they may survive much longer.
Size: Bodies run 9.1″ to 11.8″ long plus the tail, tails averaging about 8″-10″ long.
Weight: 14-21 oz
Diet: Tree berries, buds, bark, nuts, acorns and seeds. They are also known to eat seeds at bird feeders and vegetables from gardens.
Range: Midwest to the eastern US and southeastern Canada.
I have 2 Albino Squirrels That come to my feeding tray that’s against my kitchen window. One is still shy/cautious.The 2nd squirrel takes food from my hand.
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Cool looking creature.
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Sorry—post meant to include Main and Milwaukee in Delafield..
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